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All speech, written or spoken, is a dead language, until it finds a willing and prepared hearer.
In an ancient and dead language, any recognition of living nature attracts us. These are such sentences as were written while gras ...
Some hard and dry book in a dead language, which you have found it impossible to read at home, but for which you still have a ling ...
The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book--a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which to ...
Money indeed may be considered as the most universal and expressive of all languages. For gold and silver coins are no more money ...
To write or even speak English is not a science but an art. There are no reliable words.... Whoever writes English is involved in ...
No one lives in this room
without confronting the whiteness of the wall
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It has only just begun to dawn on us that in our own language alone, not to speak of its many companions, the past history of huma ...
Now that Stevenson is dead I can think of but one English- speaking author who is really keeping his self-respect and sticking for ...
Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nat ...
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